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Winterizing

With the forecast for evening temperatures in the teens coming, those who have had the back flow preventers installed above ground may want to winterize them against freezing. Tommy Howe, Aurora Hills Landscaping, installed a drain next to the back flow. I just drained the front entrance one and it was pretty easy. Since we have no experience with these in freezing temperatures, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to drain them. — Bert Higgins

 

 

More Street Talk

[Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the street…]

Bob, can you correct the posting. The trash pickup next week will be Tuesday. The trash must go through. Thanks, Bert

Begin forwarded message:
From: Bill Scarborough 
Subject: Fwd: [New post] Talking Trash
——— Forwarded message ———-
Date: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [New post] Talking Trash

I just talked to Tom Haughey Solid Waste Supt VOP.  Solid Waste Dept does not have Tuesday off as does the rest of staff.  Per the schedule posted early in the year and what Tom just told me, we in DW have Tuesday waste pick up – 12/26/17.
Bill

[Previous (uncorrected) post] One and Done Holiday Schedule

Here’s the trash pick-up schedule for the holidays. No pick-up Monday OR Tuesday next week as Tuesday is also a Village holiday. So, One and Done is Wednesday, 12/27. For the new year, Monday ,1/1, is the only holiday so One and Done is Tuesday 1/2/18. Good luck remembering this.

By the way…Merry Christmas anyway!
— Bob Jones

[Here’s a reminder from Bert Higgins. Study it carefully; we will test you on it on the next two Mondays. — Ed.]

One and Done Holiday Schedule

Here’s the trash pick-up schedule for the holidays. No pick-up Monday OR Tuesday next week as Tuesday is also a Village holiday. So, One and Done is Wednesday, 12/27. For the new year, Monday ,1/1, is the only holiday so One and Done is Tuesday 1/2/18. Good luck remembering this.

By the way…Merry Christmas everybody!
— Bob Jones

 

 

 

 

John Brenner

Hi Bob,

I stopped and talked to Vickie Brenner this afternoon. Her husband Jonathon (John) passed away on Friday, December 15. Vickie said there would not be a service here but a service would be held later near John’s home town.

She wanted people in Doral to know about John’s death and said sometimes people don’t read The Pilot. It is in The Pilot today.

I hope you can put this in the Doral Dispatch.

Thanks,
Peggy Raney

[Ed.: From The Pilot]

Jonathan C. Brenner
Dec 16, 2017
Jonathan Cole Brenner, 76, of Pinehurst, beloved father and husband, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at his residence.

 

FREE: 200 Year Old Sourdough Starter

Where but in Doral Woods can you get a deal like this? Several years ago I bought from King Arthur Flour Company a starter package of their famous Sourdough Starter which, as they explain “…descended from a starter that’s been lovingly nurtured since the late 1700s. When you feed it, it quickly becomes your own, adapting itself to your own region and climate…Sourdough starter is a living entity; it needs regular feeding.”

Feeding the (refrigerated) starter means because of the alcohol generated by the yeast I need to toss some of it and add fresh flour and water every week. The problem is, what to do with all that good starter that I’m supposed to toss. Well, I love to make Focaccia and Ciabatta breads with it and sourdough pancakes are to die for.

These are supposed to be sourdough pretzels that I fixed tonight. They taste better than they look. The ex-Food Lion container at the right shows you how much space a supply of starter needs.

But I always have some starter left and if you would like some and are willing to give it the same commitment you would give a prized pet then let me know and you can have some. — Sourdough Bob

 

Doral Swag Time

It’s that time again. We are looking for help to make the Doral Woods Street sign Christmas swags.

This year the swags will be made Sunday, 1:30 Dec 3 in my garage. If we get 8 people, it will take about 2 hours or less. 3 teams of 2 to make the swags and 2 to put them on the street posts.

Will train. Let me know. Bert Higgins, bhiggins1971c3@gmail.com or 910-420-2664

Irrigation Backflow Issue

I am sending this to post on the Doral Dispatch:

Here is information regarding the Irrigation Backflow memo that most of us received from the County:

We had our irrigation meter turned off some time ago, because we did not intend to use it. When we contacted the County about the requirement to install a backflow device, we were informed that since we have had our irrigation system turned off, we are not required to install the device. The County is going to remove the meter from our system, and it cannot be used. If we decide to use the system in the future, we can have the meter reinstalled with the device.

I understand that installation of the backflow device may cost upwards of $600; if you are not using your irrigation system, you can avoid that expense.

You must contact the County in order to have your meter removed.

Tony Wildt

 

The Hobsons Return To Doral

According to informed sources, namely Ray Bottoms, one of Doral Woods’ former finest is returning to The Woods.

Most of you will remember David Hobson, who moved to live in his home town of “down around Dunn”, NC, as they say, with his bride Carole several years ago. The Doral Dispatch has now learned that Hobson plans to return to Doral Woods in a few weeks when the purchase of his latest Doral Woods home has closed.

For years Hobson was a member of The Tin Whistles, was the treasurer of the Doral Woods Entrance Committee, hosted an annual Shrimp Boil event at his home, and ran the Pinehurst Foxes Golf Tournament which is one of the oldest golf groups in the area. 

Welcome back Dave!

— Bob Jones, Editor